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  • 2016 September 8 16:30

    Constanta (Romania) hosts SCF Black Sea Tall Ships Regatta 2016 (photo)

    Ceremonial opening of SCF Black Sea Tall Ships Regatta 2016 has been held today, September 8, 2016 in Constanta (Romania), say the event organizers.
     
    The Port of Constanta currently accommodates tall ships from 5 countries including Russia’s famous ships Kruzenshtern, Nadezhda and Mir.

    On September 8-11 Constanta citizens and guests will have a unique opportunity to see a parade of tall ships and their crews, as well as to get on board the ships. The festive programme includes concerts, sport competitions and a firework.

    The first race of the Regatta is scheduled for September 11. The fleet will set sail for Novorossiysk where Russian tall ship Khersones will join the Regatta. The ships will stay in Novorossiysk on September 16 - 19 from which they will leave for the second race. The Regatta fleet is expected in Sochi on September 21. Having spent 4 days there, the tall ships will take part in the final race from Sochi to Varna (Bulgaria). The Regatta will end on October 4.

    The events in Novorossiysk will be dedicated to the City Day. The programme will include the concerts and the firework. On September 17 - 19 Novorossiysk will host an exhibition of photographs and models of famous tall ships, tours, sport and musical events. The ships will be open to the public.

    The International Black Sea Tall Ships Regatta 2016 will be held from September 8 till October 4. The largest Tall Ships from 7 countries including Mir, Kruzenshtern and Nadezhda tall ships of Russia will twice cross the Black Sea and visit four ports: Constanta, Novorossiysk, Sochi and Varna.  13 training tall ships (including six A class vessels) will participate in the Regatta. About 1,500 young people will take part in the event. 

    According to tradition, the Regatta is taking place under the patronage of the heads of the participating states.  The Regatta is organized by Sail Training International (STI), Russia’s largest shipping company Sovcomflot (Title Sponsor) and non-commercial organisation Sochi Marine Club with Rosmorport as a General Partner. The event is supported by RF Ministry of Transport, Russian Geographical Society and NOVATEK OJSC. 

    SCF Black Sea Tall Ships Regatta 2016 will gather the world’s largest tall ships including Russia’s Mir, Nadezhda, Khersones and Kruzenshtern as well as A class vessels from Bulgaria, Romania and Poland.
    On their route the tall ships and their crews will spend four days at each city participating in the Regatta. Special programme is developed for citizens, tourists, crewmembers and guests including the parade of the participants along the main streets of the host cities, the parade of sail, fireworks, rock-concerts, sport competitions and ceremonial receptions for participants and guests of honour. 

    Host ports and races: 
    Constanta, Romania: September 8-11,
    Race 1: Constanta – Novorossiysk, 410 nautical miles 
    Novorossiysk, Russia: September 16-19,
    Race 2: Novorossiysk – Sochi, 115 nautical miles
    Sochi, Russia: September 21-25 
    Race 3: Sochi-Varna, 525 nautical miles
    Varna, Bulgaria: October 1-4.




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